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Sunderland boss stands by his keepers

Simon Grayson has defended his struggling goalkeepers after more criticism of summer signing Jason Steele.

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Paddy McNair

Sunderland’s Paddy McNair and Josh Maja get valuable playing time in Arsenal defeat

Paddy McNair and Josh Maja got minutes under their belts in Sunderland Under-23s’ 2-0 defeat at Arsenal tonight.

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Duncan Watmore.

Duncan Watmore and Joel Lynch reflect on Sunderland’s 1-1 home draw with QPR

Duncan Watmore admits that Sunderland’s home form is not good enough, but believes the Black Cats are close to winning games.

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Sam Allardyce, left, has ruled himself out of the Scotland job, but says David Moyes, top right, would be his choice to replace Gordon Strachan, below.

Sam Allardyce rules himself out of Scotland job - but says David Moyes should replace Gordon Strachan

Former Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out of the running to be the new Scotland boss - and has backed his successor David Moyes for the job.

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Sunderland boss Simon Grayson.

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson reacts to QPR draw and urges everyone to stick together after tensions grow

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson says he accepts fan frustrations after the Black Cats dropped more points at home to QPR but has urged everyone to stick together.
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Jack Rodwell.

Jack Rodwell not psychologically and physically up to midfield role

Simon Grayson backs Jack Rodwell’s decision to explore a potential centre-back berth, and is confident that time still remains on the former England international’s side.

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Lamine Kone watches from the bench at Preston. Picture by Frank Reid

Sunderland boss discusses Lamine Kone, John O’Shea and his centre-back options

Simon Grayson has backed Lamine Kone to fight his way back into the Sunderland team, but admits that he feels vindicated by John O’Shea’s performance at Preston.

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Nedum Onuoha.

Scouting report reveals three QPR’s weaknesses for Sunderland to exploit

If Sunderland fans are looking for comfort ahead of QPR’s visit on Saturday, it’s that the Hoops have also been licking the wounds after a poor run of form.

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Sunderland's Didier Ndong in action against Preston two weeks ago

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson believes point and performance at Preston can be Black Cats’ turning point

Simon Grayson hopes that Sunderland’s 2-2 draw with Preston two weeks ago, a game they arguably deserved to win, will prove to be a turning point in their season.

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Sunderland AFC 2-0 Hertha Berlin Premiere League International Cup. Stadium of Light 10-10-2017 Picture by FRANK REID

Simon Grayson on Lewis Grabban’s return, plans for Josh Maja, Paddy McNair’s comeback and QPR team news

Simon Grayson says Lewis Grabban is close to a first team return and will provide a different dimension to the Sunderland attack.

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VOTE: 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and QPR

VOTE: 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and QPR

Of the 10 players that we’ve selected – who have played for or represented both Sunderland and QPR over the years – who is your favourite? Cast your vote now! (top right of player profile)

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Sunderland players walk off after relegation is confirmed

How history proves that Sunderland are not too good to drop down to the third tier

When Simon Grayson says Sunderland’s aren’t too big to go down to the third tier, history says he’s right.

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Duncan Watmore in action for Sunderland U23s against Hertha Berlin. Picture by Frank Reid

Finishing school: Duncan Watmore reveals how he picked up tips from former team-mate Jermain Defoe

Duncan Watmore feels he has lost none of his pace during his long injury lay-off, but admits playing with former team-mate Jermain Defoe has left him yearning to get back to working on his end product.

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Sunderland boss Simon Grayson

Sunderland’s Duncan Watmore’s view on manager Simon Grayson’s plans for his return

Duncan Watmore has been impressed with new manager Simon Grayson and says the Black Cats boss has told him to focus on attacking the space behind opposition defences.

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A lonely Lawrie McMenemy in the dug-out during another Sunderland defeat in the 1986-87 relegation season.

How do today's Sunderland side rate against the club's worst team of all time?

Nearly a quarter of the season gone and Sunderland find themselves in the Championship relegation zone.
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Blair Adams.

South Shields-born star Blair Adams set to face hometown club for Hartlepool

Hartlepool United manager Craig Harrison is happy to have Blair Adams back in the fold – with the fit-again defender in contention to play in Saturday’s FA Cup derby in his home town.

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Steve Watson

New Gateshead boss Steve Watson reveals what he’s learned from David Moyes

Steve Watson has revealed he will use David Moyes as his inspiration after being named as Gateshead’s new manager.

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Pascal Chimbonda in action for Sunderland back in 2008-09

Pascal Chimbonda on key role for Sunderland fans in helping club get back on track

Former Sunderland defender Pascal Chimbonda believes that the Black Cats’ supporters can help the club get back on track.

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Can you remember who Steven Pienaar (number 20) was sent off against?

So how often do Sunderland win after having a man sent off?

The old football saying goes that it can often be more difficult to play against 10 men than 11.

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